Guys, I realize I am probably in the "minority" with the following statements, but here goes anyway: I would like to see the harvest of flatheads restricted to rod-and-reel fishing ONLY......no noodlin', no juglines, no limblines, no trotlines set SPECIFICALLY to target flatheads. Obviously, some flatheads will be accidentally taken by these "less-sporting" methods when a guy is trying to catch blues or channel cats......I certainly understand that..... But don't tell me that a guy who baits 50 out of 50 trotline hooks with 6" -8" bluegills......or 8"-10" suckers or bullheads.....is trying to target blues or channel cats! :angry: Here in Texas we have a limit of 5 flatheads per day, with an 18" minimum length limit......but if a trotliner catches 12 flatheads and all are hooked deep (like usual with j-hooks or Kahle's), very few will survive if released, so 9 times out of 10 all 12 fish go home with the trotliner..... Anyone else share my opinion? Or am I the only heretic that thinks this great-fighting sportfish deserves a sporting chance on rod-and-reel only??